‘Move Over’ law expands to include maintenance workers

PLEASANT GARDEN, N.C. — The ‘Move Over’ law that threatens hefty fines for drivers who don’t move over for stopped law enforcement on road ways will expand to give maintenance workers the same protection on Monday.

Drivers who do not move over to give pavers, bridge builders, and mowers more room will owe $250 plus court costs if caught.

The law is designed to protect contractors and DOT employees like Bill Snell, who has worked on Guilford County’s roadsides for 20 years.

“I’ve seen two people get hit since I’ve been working here, so it’s not real common but it happens, and it’s tragic when it happens,” Snell said.

Snell said his men regularly complain about close calls and he’s happy they’ll have some protection now.

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